The Devil Soldier Paperback – 11 Apr 1995
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About the Author
Caleb Carr is a contributing editor of MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History and the series editor of the Modern Library War Series. His military and political writings have appeared in numerous magazines and periodicals, among them The World Policy Journal, The New York Times, and Time. He currently lives in upstate New York.
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Ward was wounded many times and clearly believed he led a charmed life until the bullet that gut shot him. Ward's Corps was never as independently successful after his death, even under Gordon of Khartoum.
Ward never became a god. After becoming a Chinese citizen, he was promoted to a Mandarin and made a kind of saint for ancestor worship on his death. Such rewards reflected Manchu politics, being designed to impress colonial western powers in the years before the Boxer rebellion marked their abandonment of diplomacy.
Ward is a fascinating character whose life is obscured by the lack of reliable contemporary sources,